Mac OS X Snow Leopard goes to number one on Amazon.com pre-order

“Apple has released its next operating system for pre-order in the States, just a couple of weeks after Microsoft did the same for its forthcoming OS,” Amy-Mae Elliott reports for Pocket-lint.

“On Amazon.com, Snow Leopard is currently the number one best seller in the software category taking up both the first slot, for the $29 single, upgrade version of the OS and the second slot, for the $49, five-user, ‘family pack,'” Elliott reports. “Windows 7 does not feature in the top ten.”

Full article here.

25 Comments

  1. I could be wrong, but I’ll bet that the Apple board of directors has to read the same sites we all frequent to learn about upcoming products.

    Intimate details about OS X are probably not part of the discussions. We all saw Apple minus Steve during the 80’s and most of the 90’s. He and a handful of others are the only ones who have a full picture of product development at Apple.

  2. According to Amazon’s UK site if you look at Snow Leopard

    What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?
    51% buy Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    21% buy Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

  3. “According to Amazon’s UK site if you look at Snow Leopard

    What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?
    51% buy Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    21% buy Microsoft Windows 7 Professional”

    That is due to the search input. Most people put in the search area “Operating System or OS” which puts Apple’s OSX at the top of the search. You have to put in “Microsoft Windows” to have it come up correctly. So, it isn’t any news here other than the Brits are having a difficult time remembering what Microsoft calls its OS.

  4. I just checked Amazon and it says that 80% buy Win 7 Premium and 20% buy Win 7 Ultimate after viewing Snow Leopard. That is 100%. So nobody is buying Snow Leopard? How does that make it the number one seller then? WTF?

  5. I have 10.5 Leopard on my Core 2 Duo iMac but I’m still using iLife 06. So I do qualify for the $29 upgrade but apple hasn’t talked about any bundle prices of iLife & iWork for those who qualify for the $29 upgrade as I do. And I want to update to the New iLife 09.

    Do I have to by the Full Box Set or What??

  6. @Eddy –

    Buy a new Mac in October and get Snow Leopard free ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    Apple moves on. If the G5 you have works, it works with Leopard. We are giving one of ours to the in-laws – it will be a big improvement over their G3/G4 systems.

  7. @Mike Cain:

    Those Amazon numbers are the result of curious Windows drones staring longingly at the OS X option before knuckling under and buying more Windows crap like good little sheep.

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